Live! (The Police album)

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Live!
Live album by The Police
Released 29 May 1995
Recorded November 27, 1979 & November 2&3, 1983
Genre New Wave
Length 144:07
Label A&M
Producer Andy Summers
The Police chronology
Every Breath You Take: The Classics
(1995)
Live!
(1995)
The Very Best of Sting & The Police
(1997, 2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Live! was an album by The Police, released in 1995. Disc one contains almost the complete concert on November 27, 1979 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. Disc two contains excerpts from two concerts on November 2–3, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia at The Omni in the wake of the Synchronicity album. The 1983 shows were also featured in the 1984 Synchronicity Concert VHS and the 2005 DVD release.

An edited version of "Can't Stand Losing You" from the first disc was released as a single and reached number 27 in the UK charts, while the album itself reached number 25.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sting except when noted.

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Next to You" – 2:57
  2. "So Lonely" – 7:32
  3. "Truth Hits Everybody" – 2:34
  4. "Walking on the Moon" – 4:59
  5. "Hole in My Life" – 4:08
  6. "Fall Out" (Stewart Copeland) – 2:46
  7. "Bring on the Night" – 5:16
  8. "Message in a Bottle" – 4:27
  9. "The Bed's Too Big Without You" – 8:53
  10. "Peanuts" (Sting, Copeland) – 3:07
  11. "Roxanne" – 4:42
  12. "Can't Stand Losing You"/"Regatta de Blanc" (Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers) – 7:54
  13. "Landlord" (Sting, Copeland) – 2:27
  14. "Born in the 50's" – 4:18
  15. "Be My Girl – Sally" (Sting, Summers) – 4:51

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Synchronicity I" – 2:52
  2. "Synchronicity II" – 4:44
  3. "Walking in Your Footsteps" – 4:54
  4. "Message in a Bottle" – 4:35
  5. "O My God" – 3:36
  6. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" – 4:32
  7. "Wrapped Around Your Finger" – 5:21
  8. "Tea in the Sahara" – 4:52
  9. "Spirits in the Material World" – 2:57
  10. "King of Pain" – 5:53
  11. "Don't Stand So Close to Me" – 3:46
  12. "Every Breath You Take" – 4:37
  13. "Roxanne" – 6:10
  14. "Can't Stand Losing You"/"Regatta de Blanc" (Copeland, Sting, Summers) – 6:48
  15. "So Lonely" – 7:26

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel (disc 2 only)[edit]

  • Michelle Cobb - backing vocals
  • Dollette McDonald - backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles - backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Andy Summers
  • Executive producers: The Police and Miles Copeland III
  • Engineers: Wolfgang Amadeus and Eddie King
  • Assistant engineer: Jun Murakawa
  • Photography: Lynn Goldsmith and Jill Furmanosky
  • Art direction and design: Norman Moore

References[edit]